Join us on December 8th and help make a difference at Paynes Prairie.
The Florida Conservation Corps is working to remove an invasive exotic plant, caesar weed, from an area along the edge of the prairie basin. Many hands make light work, and we could certainly use your help. The work area is located in a non-public area of the park, and may provide an opportunity to see wildlife such as bald eagles, wild horses, and the Florida cracker cattle. Bison are also known to wander into the area.
The exotic plants will be removed by hand - no herbicides will be used at this time, and activities will be safe for children. However, participants will be working off-trail, and should plan to wear close-toed shoes, pants, and a long-sleeved shirt.
Light refreshments will be provided to participants, courtesy of the Friends of Paynes Prairie. Water will be available, but please bring a reusable water bottle.
We will meet at the park property located at 9300 SE CR 234, Micanopy, FL 32667. The gate will be open. Follow the driveway until it ends and park along the pasture fence (on the grass) near the end of the road. Someone will be there to meet you.
Please rsvp here so that we can plan accordingly, and contact you with any changes or additional information.